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Endless amounts of challenges and opportunities

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Current Employee - Product Designer in Menlo Park, CA
Current Employee - Product Designer in Menlo Park, CA

I have been working at Facebook full-time (more than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Strong entrepreneurial culture that fosters independence and proactivity. This translates in small talented teams that can makes things happen. And funnily it's a very open and connected organization, no red tape in sight. Management truly values longterm over short term, and proves they do by not being afraid of changing their strategies whenever circumstances change.

Cons

The proactivity and independence are required to stay on track and focussed in such an understaffed and fast moving company.

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    A hand in life

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    Current Contractor - Data Center Technician IC2 in Ashburn, VA
    Current Contractor - Data Center Technician IC2 in Ashburn, VA

    I have been working at Facebook as a contractor (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The best reason that I can think of personally is that it has afforded me the opportunity to go from the install side of IT. To understanding the process for diagnostic methods of troubleshooting data center equipment. There is a wealth of knowledge that I have access to within the Data Centers (Asburn, Va.) and the Facebook Family.

    Cons

    A downside would be not wanting to work for or with the Facebook Family.

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    Best workplace ever - and I'm a relative old-timer

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Facebook full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Most powerful engineering force in the world
    - Potential for individual impact enormous
    - Incredible people and data; good tools
    - Good employer - regards employees highly, cares and nurtures for them
    - Good pay, perks galore
    - Relatively light on politics considering size and breadth
    - All around a fun environment

    Cons

    - Could be better organized; duplicate or abandoned work is not uncommon
    - Little focus on longer term research
    - Work is intense, work/life balance achievable but not easy

    Advice to Management

    We need a better focus on real research with longer horizon than immediate application to production. In addition to adding value to the company in the long term, good research will also improve our relationship with the academia/research community and attract top talent from there.

    Internal and inter-departamental communication should be improved to foster discoverability and applicability of tools and work done in various parts of the company.

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